Episode 546: HVCA Awards Banquet and Automatic Voter Registration – Feb 13, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Meli James, Corie Tanida, Melia Marguleas

First up, Meli James joins us with to update on the annual Hawaii Venture Capital Association Gala awards banquet. Then, Corie Tanida, independent consultant and Melia Marguleas, senior from Punahou, join us to tell us about Hawaii’s Automatic Voter Registration initiative. Legislative bills to follow: HB1217 and SB412.

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Episode 545: KĀKOU app and XLR8UH Cohort 6

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alberto González Martínez, Melanie Kim, Tom Knapp-Ramos, Omar Sultan

First up, Melanie Kim, Marketing Manager at PRP joins us with the announcement of the civic engagement app KĀKOU available on both Apple and Android. Then, Omar Sultan brought a couple of the companies currently going thought the XLR8UH cohort 6 program. We talk to Alberto González Martínez, founder of Rendezview and Tom Knapp-Ramos, founder of Swipewrap.

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Episode 544: @XLR8HI and The SuMo Lab

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ben Trevino, Stephanie Chang, Omar Sultan

First, we hear from Omar Sultan from Sultan Ventures who joins us to tell us about the XLR8HI Open House. Then, we hear from Ben Trevino and Stephanie Chang about a user-centric, community collaboration project called the HART Sustainability Mobility Lab or SuMo Lab.

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Episode 543: The PurplePrize and Drone Day at the Capitol

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Nathan Trail, Diana Marina Cooper

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize Kickoff Day on February 2nd. Then, we hear from Nathan Trail from Consumer Technology Association and Diana Cooper from Precision Hawk and Droners.io, here to tell us about UAVs in Hawaii and Drone Day at the Capitol.

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Episode 542: New Horizons and Ultima Thule – Jan 16, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Garvey Candella, Mary Beth LayChak, Isar Mostafanezhad

First, we hear from Isar Mostafanezhad about the upcoming IEEE Communications Futures conference. (Get a discount on the conference by using promo code: KAMAAINA50) Then we have Mary “Garvey” Candella who is the Twitch, Director of Strategic Partnerships talk about a student program at UH. Then, we hear from Mary Beth Laychak about the New Horizons mission, the asteroid Ultima Thule and how the Canada France Hawaii Telescope played a role in the mission. We also talk about the Akamai Internship available to students interested in STEM and astronomy.

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Episode 540: Purple Prize and East Meets West #EMW19 – Jan 2, 2019

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Alec Wagner, Chenoa Farnsworth

First, we hear from Alec Wagner about the upcoming Purple Prize deadline and the Connection Phase process. Then, we hear from Chenoa Farnsworth, Managing Partner at Blue Startups about the East Meets West Conference and Hawaii strategic importance connecting both sides of the Pacific.

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Episode 539: Trends in ICT – Dec 26, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Ruby Menon, Jenifer Sunrise Winter

First, we hear from Ruby Menon and BJ Fogg, about the upcoming Behavior Design Lab office hours on January 11, 2019. Then, we hear from Jenifer Sunrise Winter about the evolving field of broadband communications and the upcoming Pacific Telecommunication Council Annual Conference.

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Episode 538: 2018 Gadget Roundup – Dec 19, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cindy Matsuki, Ricky Li, Ian Kitajima

First, we hear from Cindy Matsuki from HTDC, about the upcoming Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair on Friday December 28th. Then, we hear from Ricky Li and Ian Kitajima, a couple of gadget geeks who will share what they spend all their money on this holiday season.

Ricky and his Osmo Pocket

List of Gadgets:

      1. DJI Osmo Pocket
      2. Amazon Echo
      3. Norton Core Router
      4. Deep Racer
      5. Amazon Fire TV Cube
      6. Travis Translator
      7. Tesla Model 3 (Ian’s gift to himself)


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Episode 537: @CodeforAmerica, SuMo Lab and Math Alive – Dec 12, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Cara Chaudron, Hashim Mteuzi, Shauna Tonkins

First, we hear from Hashim Mteuzi from Code for America, about the CfA Fellowship program and the SUMO Lab. Then, we from Shauna Tonkins, Director of Education at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and Cara Chaudron, a math teacher at SEEQS, about math proficiency the Math Alive Exhibit.

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Episode 536: Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, CSforAll Night and RobotX Competition – Dec 5, 2018

Photo (l:r) Burt Lum, Brennan Yamamoto, Shane Asselstine, Janelle Curtis

We’ve got a full schedule today. First, we talk about the ManaUp Hawaii cohort 3 application deadline. Then, we hear from Pete Lancia, Vice President of Marketing at Qualcomm phones in about the SnapDragon Tech Summit on Maui. Next up, Code.org evangelist Shane Asselstine is here to talk about the CSforAll Night at Pearl City High School.

Last but not least, we hear from Janelle Curtis from RoboNation and Brennan Yamamoto with the UH College of Engineering about the Maritime RobotX Competition.

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